SojournKids

God Gives Samson Strength (Judges 13-14)

Josh RobertsComment

This week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “God Gives Samson Strength” (Judges 13-14). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below) and monthly SWORD Bible Memory (back).

READ: Judges 13-14 or Story 48 in the Gospel Story Bible

MAIN POINT: God uses broken people for His glory.

ASK: What did God tell Samson’s parents they should doto show Samson’s devotion to God? Samson was to be a Nazirite and never cut his hair.

ASK: What gave Samson his strength? Samson’s long hair was an outward sign of his faith in God, but it was God’s Spirit that gave him his strength.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, week 48.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

15. What is the gospel? The gospel is the good news that we can enter God’s kingdom through God’s cross by God’s grace

Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not be in want.

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Gideon’s Victory (Judges 6:36-7:25)

Josh RobertsComment

This week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “Gideon’s Victory” (Judges 6:36-7:25). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below) and monthly SWORD Bible Memory (back).

READ: Judges 6:36-7:25 or Story 47 in the Gospel Story Bible

MAIN POINT: God uses broken people for His glory.

ASK: If you were going into battle against your enemies, what would you rather have—a trumpet or a sword?

ASK: Let’s ask the same question again. What would you rather have—a trumpet with God’s help or a sword and no help from God? Of course it would be better to have a trumpet with God’s help, because he is all-powerful, and he does not need a sword to win a battle.

ASK: Do you think Gideon’smen were afraid?  Yes, they were afraid, but God gave them faith to trust them for the victory.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, week 47.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

Is God great? Yes, and his greatness cannot be measured.

Psalm 121:7 The Lord will keep you from all harm; he will watch over your life.

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God Calls Gideon (Judges 6:1-35)

Josh RobertsComment

This week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “God Calls Gideon” (Judges 6:1-35). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below) and monthly SWORD Bible Memory (back).

READ: Judges 6:1-35 or Story 46 in the Gospel Story Bible

MAIN POINT: God overcomes our weaknesses.

ASK: Why did the Israelites live in caves? They were hiding from their enemies, the Midianites

ASK: Who visited Gideon? An angel of the Lord. He told Gideon that he was going to lead God’s people against the Midianites.

ASK: How did Gideon feel about this difficult job?  Gideon felt that he was not strong enough, and he asked God for signs. What were some of the signs?

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, week 46.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

Is God great? Yes, and his greatness cannot be measured.

Psalm 121:7 The Lord will keep you from all harm; he will watch over your life.

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Israel & Ai (Joshua 7-8)

Josh RobertsComment

This week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “Israel & Ai” (Joshua 7-8). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below) and monthly SWORD Bible Memory (back).

READ: Joshua 7-8 or Story 45 in the Gospel Story Bible

MAIN POINT: We deserve punishment, but God shows mercy.

ASK: Did Achan think he could get away with stealing? Yes. Achan hid the gold, silver, and a robe under his tent thinking that no one would know.

ASK: How was Achan found out? When Joshua prayed to God, God told him that Israel had taken some of the things devoted to the Lord.

ASK: Do you ever sin and hide what you did from your parents?

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, week 45.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

Is God great? Yes, and his greatness cannot be measured.

Psalm 121:7 The Lord will keep you from all harm; he will watch over your life.

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Jericho Falls (January 10th)

Josh RobertsComment

This week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “Jericho Falls” (Joshua 3-6). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below) and monthly SWORD Bible Memory (back).

READ: Joshua 3-6 or Story 44 in the Gospel Story Bible

MAIN POINT: God’s power brings victory.

ASK: Who knocked down the walls of Jericho? God did.

ASK: What did God’s messenger come to tell Joshua? He reminded Joshua that God would help Israel defeat Jericho.

ASK: How many days did Israel march silently around Jericho? Six days. Then, on the seventh the priests blew their trumpets and the people shouted. Then the walls of Jericho fell down.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, week 44.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

Is God great? Yes, and his greatness cannot be measured.

Psalm 121:7 The Lord will keep you from all harm; he will watch over your life.

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